Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the rededication of Nance Plaza
Save the Date for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the rededication of Nance Plaza 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 at the intersection of Ninth Avenue North and Kings Highway. Nance Plaza was named for Daniel Wayne Nance and Mary Ellen Todd Nance in recognition of their significant contribution to Myrtle Beach’s early civic, business and religious growth. Daniel Wayne Nance was a master builder and was responsible for many downtown buildings near the modern-day location of the plaza, as well as historic homes built along North Ocean Boulevard. In 1909, the late Mr. Nance moved to Myrtle Beach from Shallotte, North Carolina, at the age of sixteen, traveling on an ox-driven cart. The late Mrs. Nance’s family owned a large farm and fishery near Withers Swash. The couple had ten children while building and operating guest-boarding facilities. Mr. Nance served as a commissioner for “Dogwood Neck Township,” which was included in modern-day Myrtle Beach. He also petitioned at the state capital, alongside 13 other individuals, for the town’s name change to Myrtle Beach. The plaza features brick pathways and an animated, lighted water fountain centerpiece.